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Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:11 AM

With the threat of tariffs looming, consumers could face higher costs for imported vehicles.American-made vehicles are largely insulated from tariffs. But the key question is: What qualifies as American-made?Automotive parts are often sourced...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

His 2005 Mitsubishi Evolution IX doubles as a standout competitor on the racing scene and as his everyday vehicle that takes him to and from his nine-to-five, affording him the best of both worlds.Patrick Patterson told Automotives, "It's the car...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota came out strongly against President Donald Trump's plan to impose a steep tariff on automotive imports.Such a tariff would "increase the cost of every vehicle sold in the country", the world's largest automaker said in a statement Thursday....

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Porsche Cayenne, the bigger brother to the Macan, is a mid-size luxury SUV that has been on the market since 2002. From the moment Porsche stepped into this category of vehicles, the company has been constantly tweaking the mechanics to create the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Built-wise, it may look like a car, but it's really a crossover SUV that is intended to take drivers all over Jamaica. At first glance, it's hard to miss the pronounced chrome-front grille, which gives it an aggressive and fearless appearance....

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Brothers Matt and Andy Wonnacott of Livonia, Michigan, are young, single guys who choose to drive Buicks.They are atypical Buick buyers given its reputation as an old-man sedan brand. But the Wonnacotts are unfazed."Look at them now. They don't look...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Toyota has become a staple automotive brand in Jamaica, with top sellers like the Corolla and Coaster buses that are ubiquitous on the road. The company is taking another step with the launch of the Rush, an entry-level SUV that can seat seven...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

She has raced competitively in her career and is now a key administrator in the local motorsports fraternity, but for this champion, her greatest reward has been, simply, becoming a mom. "I actually enjoy being a mother I think I have a really good...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For many, road safety is just a catch phrase one that is posted on billboards, heard on the radio, and printed in the press but is easily ignored and forgotten.However, for IGL's driving fleet, the term road safety is more akin to a mantra, a way of...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

Derrick Johnson, owner of Superior Parts Ltd, professes to have had a love for vehicles since he was about 11 years old. "I used to tell my father that I loved carpentry, but he kept encouraging me to do something in the auto industry. He was a...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It may be a possibility for some car shoppers as they get squeezed by economic factors in coming months, according to a midyear review of the auto industry in Detroit by Cox Automotive.Although the economy remains strong, with low unemployment, a...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:14 AM

Mazda has continued to push the envelope where refinement and engineering is concerned with there various models. This is most prevalent is the latest iteration of the CX-5, which is now in its second...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Round 1 of the 2018 Moto Cross was recently held at DaCosta Farm and Attraction, and it was a day filled with excitement and thrill for the entire family.CorrectionIn our article 'Auto bonding' published last week, the following errors were made:...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:50 AMKareem LaTouche Automotives Coordinator

Men often get a lot of flack for being absent fathers. However, the tide is shifting in a positive direction, as more fathers are seen bonding with their children. One of the preferred ways many fathers go about doing this is with the use of...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Car companies battling for their share of $2 trillion in annual global auto sales increasingly lean on shiny tech that takes over some of the driving from humans.Boasting names such as Autopilot, Super Cruise, and ProPilot Assist, these systems -...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickella Anderson

Hagley Park Road is famous for being home to several car dealerships and auto-parts shops, but one young business is still hell-bent on making its mark right there.BM Auto Sales is the name of the company whose letterhead will show '24 Hagley Park...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

If we didn't know it before, we know it now: climate change is no longer the elephant in the room that our children and grandchildren need to concern themselves with. It's no longer research papers and scientists hypothesising over what might happen...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Tesla Model 3 is the most hyped car since the days of the Model T. Since it was announced in June 2016, more than half a million people have deposited US$1,000 to reserve their Model 3 sight unseen, drive untested. But with deliveries to...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Over the next two months, motorists across the island will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the new TOTAL Excellium fuels during the Excellium Road Tour organised by Total Jamaica Limited. The first stop of the tour took place on...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Even though Victor Dixon did not have a lot of resources while growing up in Mandeville, he did not let it stop him from developing a love for cars at a tender age. "Back in the days we had to carve out...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Stewart's Auto Group launched Jaguar's brand new E-Pace on May 26 at sunset at Strawberry Hill. The event had guests arrive at The Blue Mountain Inn, where Jaguar/Land Rover shuttles took them up to Strawberry Hill, allowing them to experience not...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

After having a highly successful excursion to Holly Mount Great House, Mount Rosser in February, Toyota Jamaica decided to host another one last Sunday. This was met with great enthusiasm by its TJAM 4 x 4 club members, who turned out in huge...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKareem Latouche

At this point, Jamaicans' love for SUVs is undeniable and for good reasons such as their ground clearance and versatility. So the Kia Sportage, a mid-size SUV, will definitely have its work cut out for it in a strong existing market. Luckily, it...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Many new vehicles are being built with many of convenient features like steering-mounted controls or wireless charging that make driving an enjoyable experience. However, not all of us can afford new vehicles, so we have to make do with the ones we...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMKaren Naidoo

Peter Rae's first leg of the CMRC 2018 was a nail-biting performance. Fans poured into the Jamwest Speedway's stadium for a glimpse of the epic start to the Zoom Zoom's retiring tour.His fan base included a couple from Toronto, Norman and his wife,...

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